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Auto International Association Presents The 2014 AIA People Awards


BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto International Association (AIA), a segment of the Auto Care Association, has announced the recipients of the 2014 AIA People Awards. The winners were honored at the AIA Luncheon and Awards Program on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev.


The 2014 winners are:

•AIA Hall of Fame Award – Mort Schwartz, Schwartz Advisors
•AIA Lifetime Achievement Award – Steve Lynch, Continental ATE-VDO
•AIA Peter Klotz Person of the Year Award – James “JD” Bailey, Olympus Imported Auto Parts
•AIA Young Executive of the Year Award – Ted Hughes, MAHLE Aftermarket, Inc.

“As chairman of AIA, it was my distinct pleasure to present these awards during the AIA awards luncheon at AAPEX 2014,” said Steve Bearden, president, H.B. International Marketing Services Inc., and chairman, AIA Executive Leadership Council. “AIA prides itself in having some of the most talented and dedicated industry leaders within its ranks and takes great pleasure in recognizing their achievements. To all of our member companies, please let your council know of deserving individuals for these awards for consideration in 2015.”


Each year, the AIA People Awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the import automotive aftermarket. The winners are determined based on nominations submitted by AIA members.

About AIA
Supporting free and fair trade since its 1981 founding, the Auto International Association’s (AIA) mission is to provide a bridge between the international automotive community and the North American aftermarket and to provide its members with the tools to successfully import to and export from North America. AIA is a segment of the Auto Care Association.

About the Auto Care Association
The Auto Care Association is a Bethesda, Md.-based association whose more than 2,000 member companies represent approximately 150,000 independent businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials, supplies and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit www.autocare.org.

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